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Re: [patch,wwwdata] Update Fortran section of gcc-4.2/changes.html
- From: Brooks Moses <brooks dot moses at codesourcery dot com>
- To: gcc-patches at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Cc: fortran at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Date: Sat, 02 Dec 2006 10:38:44 -0800
- Subject: Re: [patch,wwwdata] Update Fortran section of gcc-4.2/changes.html
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Tobias Burnus wrote:
+ <li>The GNU Fortran compiler uses now 4-byte records markers for
Should be "record markers".
+ unformatted files to be compatible with g77 and most other compilers;
+ the implementation allows for files bigger than 2 GB, compatible with
Isn't that "records bigger than?"
+ several other compilers. Older versions of gfortran used 8-byte record
+ markers (on most systems); in order too read unformatted files created
Should be "to read".
+ by older gfortran versions, the <tt>
+ <a href="http://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/gfortran/Runtime-Options.html"
+ >-frecord-marker=8</a></tt> option can be used.</li>
I think this should say that we use 4-byte record markers "by default";
it's always been an option. Also, the important change is that we allow
for subrecords and subrecord markers, so I think this should explicitly
mention "subrecord" somewhere.
Thanks for adding this!